International higher education, research and innovation needs to leverage itself to address today's global issues, delegates were told at the Going Global conference, which unpicked what "knowledge diplomacy" is and how effective it can be.
Australia has eased visa requirements for students from 'high risk' countries including China, India and Pakistan, reducing the evidence requirements of English language proficiency, financial capacity and previous study.
Ninety-four per cent of Pakistan’s primary and middle school teachers lack the necessary English language skills needed for providing a quality education in English, due to what a report from the British Council’s Punjab Education and English Language Initiative (PEELI) calls a lack of "buy-in" to the government's policy to expand and improve English medium education.
After a long series of delays, Pakistan is edging closer to building its 705 acre knowledge city, an “interactive area for universities, research institutions and the IT industry,” that will be modelled on Dubai's Knowledge Village. Punjab's current Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is set to invest in land and human resources as well as invite international universities to partner with it.